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B. 2015-01-30 No 'Grexit' from euro, EU's Moscovici vows European Union
C. 2015-01-08 Euro sinks to fresh nine-year low European Union
D. 2013-12-31 Latvia becomes 18th country to adopt the euro Latvia
2012-05-23 Europe 'wants Greece in the eurozone' Belgium
F. 2012-05-07 Euro falls after French and Greek votes France
6. 2011-12-02 Merkel ready for closer euro union Berlin
7. 2011-10-27 Sarkozy: Euro for Greece 'was a mistake' France
8. 2011-10-20 Extra euro crisis summit called European Union

  Euro falls after French and Greek votes  France: The euro fell against the dollar and the pound on Monday following weekend election results, which cast doubt on European austerity plans   Merkel ready for closer euro union  Berlin: German Chancellor highlighted the need for fiscal union to resolve the debt crisis that threatens Europe's single currency   Sarkozy: Euro for Greece 'was a mistake'  France: French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said allowing Greece into the eurozone in 2001 was a 'mistake' Extra euro crisis summit called  EU leaders are to hold another summit by Wednesday, because they will not be able to agree a rescue plan for the euro   Barroso: Euro crisis is spreading  European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has warned that the sovereign debt crisis is spreading beyond the periphery of the eurozone   Euro falls on Greece exit rumours  The euro has fallen by more than 1% against the dollar, following a report that Greece had raised the possibility of leaving the single curr... Euro slides on Irish debt fears  Ireland: The euro has continued its slide against the dollar as investors digest the Irish Republic's austerity plan. It fell by almost half a cent to... Euro plummets below $1.20  New York: The euro fell to a fresh 4-year low below, as investors cast doubts on the crisis after economic statements out of Hungary and a U Euro continues slide against dollar  The euro is continuing its steady slide amid a global stock sell-off as worldwide concerns weighed on the shared currency Germans approve euro rescue plan  Berlin: Germany's parliament has approved the country's contribution to a 750bn euro rescue deal for the eurozone Euro falls to four-year low  The dollar rose 0.3% against the euro to $1.2322. Earlier, the euro crashed through the key technical level of $1.23 French finance minister defends euro  France: Christine Lagarde said the euro has made the 16 European countries that use it 'stronger' and reinforced the level of trade among them Pound hits new low against euro. London Voters rejects euro currency
  Pound falls further in Asian trading on Monday  Japan: The pound has fallen sharply in trading in Asia on Monday, adding to Friday's record one-day decline   No 'Grexit' from euro, EU's Moscovici vows  Greece belongs in the eurozone and the single currency depends on there being no 'Grexit', the EU economic and financial affairs commissioner says   Euro sinks to fresh nine-year low  The euro has hit a fresh nine-year low against the dollar, in part after a surprise decrease in German manufacturing   Latvia becomes 18th country to adopt the euro  Latvia has become the member of the eurozone, which for all its dents still represents stability and security to the Baltic country's leader...   Europe 'wants Greece in the eurozone'

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  Belgium: EU leaders want Greece to remain in the eurozone but to 'respect its commitments', European Council President Herman Van Rompuy has said

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  Sweden: Sweden has rejected a proposal to join the euro currency dealing a blow to business and government


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  People lined up in freezing temperatures to get a jump on the most ambitious currency swap in history
 The euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency in 1999 and launched as physical coins and banknotes in 2002. The official spelling of the euro is 'euro' in the Latin script. The euro is divided into 100 cents

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Dec.14 Euro coins go on sale  Euro is becoming legal tender on January 1 2002. Starter kits will be sold by banks Aug.30 Euro officially launched  European Central Bank says euro will unify Europe

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Sep.28 Denmark rejects euro
  53.1% of voters rejected membership of the single European currency, and 46.9 % voted in favour

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Jan. 1, 1999 Europe is united with a common currency 'euro'
  The euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency on 1 January 1999, replacing the former European Currency Unit

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